Ontario Celebrates Seniors Month

June 19, 2024

June is Seniors Month in Ontario – a time to honour and celebrate the contributions seniors have made to help make this province the great place it is today.

To make it easier and more convenient for seniors and their families to find the information they need to connect to services and resources, the Ontario government is launching a new and interactive website at Ontario.ca/seniors.

“Thanks to our seniors, Ontario is a place we can proudly call home and I encourage all Ontarians to join me in celebrating Seniors Month throughout June,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility. “As part of our government’s plan to help people easily connect with the government services they need, our new seniors website now puts everything seniors and their loved ones need to find, right at their fingertips.”

The simple and easy to use website and its search tool provides a one-stop-shop for seniors and their families to have all the information and resources they need on how to connect government services and community supports such as home and housing supports, health and well-being, recreation, caregiving, and finances.

Seniors can easily find out how to connect to services such as Health811, renew a driver’s licence, and find tax credits. It also helps seniors find other community resources including local seniors organizations that offer social, cultural and recreational programs.

This year’s Senior’s Month theme, Working for Seniors, highlights the programs and services that are helping seniors all over the province stay fit, healthy, active and connected to their family, friends and communities.

Ontario is working for seniors by investing more than ever before in hundreds of local programs and services every year because when seniors have more opportunities to be social and together, they have a happier and better quality of life.

Quick Facts

  • Seniors are Ontario’s fastest growing demographic.
  • The number of seniors aged 65 and over is projected to increase significantly, from 2.8 million or 18.4 per cent of population in 2022, to 4.4 million, or 20.3 per cent by 2046.
  • Seniors are recognized through two provincial senior award programs. Nominations for these awards can be made at any point in the calendar year.

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